Project Manager Offshore Development at Iberdrola, London, UK

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A key role within the Offshore Development Team leading the delivery of consents and the discharge of consent conditions for large-scale offshore wind projects and their onshore electrical connections in the UK.

Working for the Senior Project Manager, the individual will be responsible for the management of the delivery of high quality, safe, buildable, fully leased and consented Windfarm and Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) works.

The role initially encompasses managing all aspect of onshore land for development projects including managing land related inputs into route selection, landowner engagement, managing and co-ordinating land rights negotiation, application for and implementation of compulsory acquisition powers required for the project and including all necessary financial approvals and budgetary control.

The role will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for consenting and post consenting works both on and offshore from electrical design through scoping, routeing, project development, environmental impact assessment, planning consents/permits and discharging conditions of these consent.

The role may adapt to encompass management of various aspects of the wider development processes. Leading and managing a number of multi-disciplinary project teams from different companies in different locations will be a key feature of the role. Establishing, fostering and maintaining team spirit and morale through periods of intense workload and activity will be a critical feature.

The individual will be working as part of a global business based in the UK. The position will require frequent travel to various site locations including London and Suffolk.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Management of contractor’s process to identify and secure necessary agreements, support robust compulsory acquisition case in line with the agreed schedules and budgets.
  • Responsibility for agreement and management of development budgets and month end processes.
  • Provide input to all commercial agreements and contracts to ensure project risks are mitigated.
  • Production of procurement strategies and subsequent management of procurement process for consultancy support and on and offshore surveys as required
  • Liaise and coordinate with multiple consultants and contractors delivering the projects development activities.
  • Contribute to the identification and management of risks, issues and impacts to the projects.
  • Manage inputs from external advisors, internal land & estates team, stakeholder team and legal team to deliver land and stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Work with Stakeholder Manager, Environmental Manager and Consenting Team on shared stakeholder strategy, environmental and survey requirements and consenting process, and provide input on key topic(s) to ensure external relationships are maintained.
  • Lead and manage expert inputs from partner companies.
  • Participate in the development of and implementation of land acquisition, compulsory purchase, stakeholder and consenting strategies including tools for managing these processes.
  • Ensure high levels of quality control throughout development process.
  • Develop relationships and liaise with partner companies as well as landowners and stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the projects maintain high levels of health and safety standards.
  • Ensure that work scopes run on time and within budget.
  • Work with wider team to ensure land access and wider permissions for surveys and works are in place to meet project programmes.
  • Manage Environmental Impact Assessment and consenting process for future SPR development projects.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience of site acquisition, negotiation of land agreements and ideally compulsory acquisition.
  • Relevant development experience within a multi-disciplinary project environment.
  • Relevant experience in developing onshore and offshore windfarms and or grid connection works.
  • Understanding of the grid infrastructure industry or other Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects would be beneficial.
  • Sound planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implement mitigating solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent personal organisation and time management skills.
  • High degree of self-motivation with a flexible approach to work.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft office applications as a minimum.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing programme and managing programme of work activity for infrastructure projects.

MINIMUM CRITERIA:

  • Degree in relevant discipline e.g. Management, Surveying, Environmental Science or Planning,
  • Relevant professional qualification.
  • Previous relevant experience.
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal).
  • IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems, MS Project, SAP and other IT based project management software.
  • Flexible to travel around the various UK wide locations where projects are being developed on a regular basis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Location: ScottishPower Headquarters, 320 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5AD we may consider position based in London, in our Tudor Street office.
  • No of Vacancies: 1
  • Contract Type: Permanent • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Selection Method: Competency Based Interview
  • Competencies: Teamwork, Communicating and Influencing, Global View of the Business, Achieving Results and Continuous Improvement and Initiative

CLOSING DATE: 1st April 2018

 

 

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